Browne named player of the month
After recording an average of 22.8 points per game and helping
lead the Memorial University Sea-Hawks to a 5-1 record and
a top 10 national ranking Canadian Development Women’s
National Team athlete, Jenine Browne (St. John’s,
NL), is the National Team Player of the Month for November.
During her impressive stretch of games in November, Ms.
Browne was Memorial’s leading scorer in four of six
games and was named the Memorial Player of the Game twice.
Towards the end of the month, Ms. Browne received another
impressive accolade when she was named the Atlantic University
Sport Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov.
Science branches out at Grenfell
Until recently, Grenfell’s approach to science programming
has been specifically focused on one area. If students weren’t
interested in environmental science, there weren’t
many options for them on the Corner Brook campus.
That has changed with the introduction of bachelor of science
degrees in psychology and general science. And now, Grenfell
is turning its attention to those students looking for variety
in their electives, or those who want to enrich their academic
“We’re offering three science courses in evening
slots for those folks who are simply interested in the world
of science and would like learn something new,” says
Lois Bateman, head of the Division of Science, adding there
are no prerequisites for these courses.
The courses in which Prof. Bateman believes people will
have the most interest are Elements of Chemistry, Women
and Science and Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics.
For more information about these and other courses, contact
the Registrar’s Office at (709) 637-6298, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.swgc.mun.ca/regoff/index.html.
Studying Labrador’s transport system
The dispute over the future of Labrador's ferry service
prompted protesters in Cartwright to hold the vessel Sir
Robert Bond captive for five days in an attempt to pressure
the provincial government into basing the marine service
in Cartwright instead of Lewisporte.
An injunction issued by the government forcing the protesters
to set the vessel free was issued on Nov. 26.
Memorial's Public Policy Research Centre was asked by the
provincial government to undertake a study on the Labrador's
transportation system, both for goods and passengers. “The
request was initiated by the departments of Works, Services
and Transportation, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs and
Treasury Board Secretariat,” said David Vardy, interim
director for the Centre.
The focus of the study will include a transportation analysis,
including Labrador's highway system, a cost-benefit analysis
and an examination of the economic opportunities associated
with the various options and a forecast of transportation
requirements. The first phase of the study is expected to
be completed by the middle of February. For further information
on the study, contact David Vardy, Public Policy Research
Centre, at 737-4311.
Board of Regents appointments
At its meeting Dec. 11, the Board of Regents made several
appointments to Memorial’s separately incorporated
On the recommendation of the president, the Board extended
the appointments of the following people to the board of
directors of the Botanical Gardens: Valerie Newhook, Randy
Bell, Beni Malone and Betty Hall, to Oct. 30, 2006, and
Dr. Luise Hermanutz to Dec. 31, 2004.
The board appointed Gabe Gregory as chair of the board of
directors of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation
until May 31, 2005. Mr. Gregory currently serves on the
board. His experience includes the position of vice-president
of operations at Fishery Products International and the
president of Beothic Seafoods, an important processor on
the northeast coast of Newfoundland.
The board appointed Professor Michael Gibbons as chair of
the Harlow Campus Trust for a period of three years effective
Jan. 14, 2004. Professor Gibbons, who has been a Trustee
of the Harlow Campus since July 1996, will replace Dr. Alan
Perry whose tenure as chair expires on Jan. 13, 2004. The
Board of Regents renewed Dr. Perry’s appointment as
a board member for a term of three years, effective Jan.
The board appointed four members to the Memorial University
Recreation Complex (MURC) board of directors. The terms
for Mike Donovan, Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett and Peter Morris
were extended for three years. Bas Kavanagh, a representative
from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, has requested
that his appointment not be renewed. The Board of Regents
has approved the appointment of Dr. David Behm, as the representative
of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, to the MURC
board for a three year term effective Dec. 11.
The Board of Regents has extended the appointments of the
following people to the board of directors of the Newfoundland
Quarterly Foundation: Aidan Maloney, Dr. Ron Sparkes, Dr.
John Fraser, Bernice Morgan, Dr. Patricia O’Brien,
Linda Bartlett and David Bradley. The renewals are for a
further year to Dec. 31, 2004.